love is all ib ring…
Strictly speaking, this is a Christmas 45 – a good one – and a rehash of a much older post I pulled months ago.
Produced by Joe Gibbs, and featuring the trademark killer drum & bass combination of Sly & Robbie, this 45 crept up the UK charts in February 1978 thanks to the repeated championing of veteran BBC DJ John Peel.
Recorded at Dynamic Sounds in Kingston. I have this still on Lightning Records on 7\” somewhere, bought well before it reached the No. 1 spot, but I\’d have dearly loved to possess the Jamaican original imprint.
▼ ALTHEA & DONNA: UPTOWN TOP RANKING from \”Up Town Top Ranking/Calico Suit\” 45 (Gibbs/Trojan) 1977 (Jamaica) PURCHASE UPTOWN TOP RANKING REISSUED